Date(s) - 06/06/2017 - 06/09/2017
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Department of Natural Resources
Must complete the Illinois Department of Public Health HIV Prevention Counseling and Home Study Test with a passing grade before registering. Please contact Sandra Douglas by email at Sandra.Douglas@illinois.gov or call 217 524-6795 for a copy of the home study guide and test.
This new course replaces “Fundamentals of HIV Counseling and Testing” and, like Fundamentals, it is required for all new HIV counselors who provide HIV testing. The course will teach participants how to provide HIV testing in accordance with the new CDC guidance, which focuses less on counseling and more on testing and linkage to biomedical prevention and care services. The training will also include hands on practice with Partner Services.
Counselors must complete and pass both a written test and Counseling Patient Simulation Assessment in order to receive a counselor number and provide HIV prevention counseling and testing at publicly funded testing sites.